Attorney Resume Samples

An Attorney also called as a Lawyer represents and advises clients in both civil and criminal cases. Attorneys may be trained or specialized in various areas such as criminal, matrimonial, probate, real estate and so on. The job duties listed on the Attorney Resume include – communicating with clients to know about their legal needs, developing strategies to resolve cases, representing clients in civil and criminal proceedings, preparing legal documents, finding ethical solutions for legal issues, and explaining legal options to clients.

To be successful in this occupation, one needs to possess certain soft skills such as strong communication and problem-solving skills; critical thinking and interpersonal skills; staying updated with current legislation mainly on legal specialties; experience in a specific branch of law, and the ability to negotiate and research. Aspiring Attorney’s must first earn a bachelor’s degree, and then earn a Juris Doctor degree from the law school. And to practice law, the candidate should get enrolled with the bar of state in which they want to practice.

General Attorney Resume

Summary : Detail-oriented, conscientious and organized Attorney at Law who consistently takes initiative and perseveres even in the most trying of cases. Collaborates well with diverse clients of varying socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. In search of an exciting engineering position that will utilize my knowledge and work experience in the engineering field and give me a chance to learn from others regarding business practices, engineering and manufacturing principles, and intellectual property law.

Skills : Relationship Development, Contract Development, Art, Licensing & Royalties, Copyright Law, Branding, Intellectual Property Rights, Sales Negotiations, Budgeting

Description :

  • Counseling clients on intellectual property protection planning and facilitating federal registration of trademarks/copyrights, in addition to business planning, entity selection, business acquisition/sale, claim liability, and prosecution or defense of lawsuits.
  • Drafting and negotiating transactional documents, such as recording, distribution, licensing, asset purchase, and publishing agreements.
  • Grew revenues by 30% each year and positioned practice within the top 90% of earnings for similar firms.
  • Maintaining a loyal client base by establishing trusting alliances and fair billing practices.
  • Drafting major regional and national banks' commercial and industrial real estate purchase, loan and securitization documents while facilitating overall process improvement.
  • Managing legal and compliance functions to support the evolving needs of a fast-paced and rapidly expanding digital agency.
  • Publishing newspaper articles, especially regarding stimulating anti-corruption law compliance and interstate tax evasion.
  • Gathering and analyzing the research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelors of Science


Senior Attorney/ Founder Resume

Summary : An accomplished Senior Attorney/ Founder with a strong transaction and litigation background in corporate law, real estate, and zoning, including securities compliance, contracts, corporate formation, purchase and sale, leasing, landlord/ tenant law, and asset protection. Has negotiated complex transactions with economic values ranging into the 7 figures and successfully litigated matters with disputed amounts in the high 6 figures. Bilingual (English/Spanish), and capable of working independently or as part of a team.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Spanish, Technical Writing, Litigation, Public Law Processes, Administrative Proceedings, Team Building

Description :

  • Personally managed legal matters with disputed amounts in excess of 7 figures.
  • Drafting and litigating numerous landlord/tenant matters from leases with purchase option through eviction proceedings, including residential and commercial leases for both the landlord and the tenant.
  • Drafting agreements of sale for the purchase of property, commercial and residential, drafted and recorded the associated deeds.
  • Litigating foreclosure proceedings for the city of Philadelphia's VIP program for which a commendation was received.
  • Representing clients before the zoning board when seeking variances to existing zoning regulations.
  • Drafting private placement offerings for clients, including registering with securities commissions in multiple states.
  • Overseeing multiple legal matters, primarily centered on serving the needs of business owners, including drafting, evaluating and negotiating contracts, negotiating mutually beneficial settlements, and litigating contractual matters.
  • Preparing presentations and testifying before the city council on city tax and business related matters.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
JD in Law


Trial Attorney Resume

Summary : Skilled Trial Attorney with over nine years of experience as a prosecutor. The breadth of experience prosecuting misdemeanors and felony including Driving Under the Influence of Murder and Human Trafficking. Successfully represented clients in divorce and child custody issues. Oversee employees in civil practice and in a County Attorney's office. Good rapport with law enforcement agencies. Providing support and training to law enforcement as needed.

Skills : Criminal and Civil Litigation, Criminal Investigations, Drafting Motions, Pleadings, and Orders, Technologically Astute, Negotiating Plea Agreements, Managing Staff

Description :

  • Appearing on behalf of the state in all hearings including, preliminary hearings, arraignments, bench trials, and jury trials.
  • Reviewing investigations and determine appropriate charges, the likelihood of success in prosecution, and potential cost.
  • Reviewing arrest warrants, search warrants, and the affidavits associated with the related documents.
  • Presenting to the court and when necessary statements of law, fact, and arguments in a clear and understandable fashion.
  • Constantly staying abreast of new cases as they relate to criminal law and county issues.
  • Drafting briefs to concisely present new opinions of the court and the effects on our office.
  • Presenting training and drafting legal opinions to law enforcement on best practices, new laws, and new court opinions.
  • Working with law enforcement, social service agencies, court service officers and child service agencies.
  • Providing community support by presenting informative programs to the school and the public.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Attorney/Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : Attorney/Legal Assistant with an extensive legal background, with over eleven years of administrative /clerical experience. Detail oriented, with the ability to manage general office duties, maintain files and correspondence. Pleasant personality, familiar with clients, attorneys, court officers, law enforcement community, and witnesses. Exceptional problem-solving and communication skills.

Skills : litigation, preparing pleadings, motions, affidavits, letters, Probate Court documents, Exhibits preparation and real estate documents.

Description :

  • Conducted legal discovery, witness preparation, deposition, mediation, pretrial, and trial strategy.
  • Successfully mediated employment lawsuits, saving the company hundreds of thousands in court costs.
  • Prepared required corporate filings to state and federal regulatory bodies (EEOC, DOL, ICE, etc. ) instructed training classes on contract law, intellectual property, employment law, and the foreign corrupt practices act.
  • Implemented a web-based electronic records management system for federal i9 immigration forms.
  • Prepared, negotiated, and administered commercial technology agreements related to the provision of software, hardware, and services, including licensing and maintenance agreements.
  • Prepared and managed vendor contracts, material purchase contracts, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Created solicitations for work, analyzed and estimated costs, negotiated specifications and/or statements of work, pricing, the period of performance and contractual deliverables and provisions.
  • Ensured compliance with contract specifications and deliverables during the life of the contract.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Associate Attorney Resume

Summary : Associate Attorney for municipal agencies charged with building large and complex projects. These projects involve local, state and federal government, private contractors and engineering firms. Legal work includes drafting and reviewing contracts for construction, rehabilitation, and property acquisition. Participated in the legislative process as staff attorney while working on a wide range of legal issues concerning state government and legislative initiatives.

Skills : Written Communication, Legal Research, Legal Research, Document Review, Division Orders, Microsoft Office, Visio

Description :

  • Developing client base through community contacts, publicity and marketing efforts represented water resource commissioners during the planning and construction of large scale stormwater projects.
  • Coordinating activities with stakeholders: contractors, engineers, municipalities and government entities.
  • Ensuring projects were built according to state and federal law, managing public hearings, acquired property interests, and prepared contracts.
  • Successfully representing commercial and residential clients regarding real property disputes, municipal assessments, and transactional issues.
  • Representing non-profit corporations, including non-profit housing corporations.
  • Preparing organizational documents, counseling clients on organizational, employment and funding issues.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts for housing construction, rehabilitation, and property acquisition.
  • Preparing legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, and contracts, assisting in case preparation for litigations and analyzed facts and legal questions.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
BA in International Relations

Contract Attorney Resume

Summary : Contract Attorney with a comprehensive, diverse experience in complex commercial litigation and appeals in federal and state courts nationwide, and counseling businesses in employment matters, fiduciary duties, and contractual issues. Extensive legal background, with over Fourteen years of administrative /clerical experience. Detail oriented, with the ability to manage general office duties, maintain files and correspondence. Pleasant personality, familiar with clients, attorneys, court officers, law enforcement community, and witnesses. Exceptional problem-solving and communication skills.

Skills : Commercial Contracts, Business Torts, Uniform Commercial Code, Consumer Fraud, Employment Matters And Non-Competes, Trade Secrets, Copyright, Public Contracts, And Procurement.

Description :

  • Preparing legal memorandums based on the analysis of questions, federal court and administrative action decisions, process, and procedures.
  • Drafting letters, pleadings, court forms, and discovery, receiving and analyzing defense motions.
  • Researching pertinent legal issues and preparing motions to be filed in federal court and administrative process forum.
  • Directing and coordinating law office activities including to report our management control indicators, contingencies, risks, projects, policies, procedures to the senior partner to ensure the organization of the law firm.
  • Handling transactional and litigation cases of international affairs, tax law, contracts, foreign trade, business organization, and corporate formation.
  • Analyzing legal affidavits for similarities and differences in a case, reviewing for completeness.
  • Effectively managing highly stressful situations involving life-changing events for clients.
  • Copying and filing important documents, preparing and executing important mailings.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Managing Attorney Resume

Summary : Managing Attorney with 15 years of experience working as an advocate and spokesperson for cause-based, not for profit and Fortune 500 groups. Have authored and/or edited legal newsletters, client publications and advocacy materials for external and internal use. A long record of community service involvement, including work for at-risk youth, homeless outreach services, First Amendment and Second Amendment issues, and more. Repeated record of success working with diverse client teams on complex projects, able to reach across the table with courtesy and empathy to negotiate successful resolutions to contentious matters.

Skills : Litigation, Immigration Law, Administrative Law, Legal Research And Writing

Description :

  • Handled legal issues pertaining to e-commerce, technology, and intellectual property deals and counsel, ranging from software, mobile app and website development, content and data licensing to privacy and data security compliance, it infrastructure, outsourcing and cloud computing.
  • Developed Model ASP and Client-hosted license agreements and HIPAA consents for the provider of cutting-edge web-based medical laboratory order tracking system.
  • Advised several technology start-ups from formation, founders' and key employees' agreements through investment rounds, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures.
  • Protected challenged intellectual property rights of software developer, found a purchaser and represented acquisition target in M&A due diligence leading to substantial acquisition price negotiated remake agreement with a major studio for iconic film, cleared long-confused chain of title, and preserved film by demanding remastered digital print as a condition of us distribution deal.
  • Recruited as a subject matter expert to establish and manage the company's legal department, including vision and direction during a period of rapid growth.
  • Reviewed and negotiated counterparty guaranties and NDAs, to ensure proper business risk practice.
  • Performed risk analysis of wholesale and retail RFPs, including tariff review, for a business unit.
  • Drafted user manual for identification and capture of legal terms for client's new software program.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
JD in Law

Assistant Attorney Resume

Summary : A highly experienced Assistant State Attorney focusing within the practice areas of intellectual property, entertainment/media, and corporate law. Advises clients regarding legal issues that pertain to copyright, trademark, licensing, contract, Internet and new media law. A logicaland resourceful attorney who effectively anticipates and evaluates legal issues to protect clients and resolve cases. Results-oriented lawyer, highly effective at networking and developing an impressive reputation that clients can trust.

Skills : All Legal, All Word Processors, Data Entry, Typing, Research, Writing, Speaking, Personal Relations, Bookkeeping, Spreadsheets, Powerpoint

Description :

  • Advised clients on a daily basis with respect to intellectual property law, entertainment & media and corporate in house legal matters.
  • Frequently drafted and negotiated a wide range of IP related agreements including license agreements, broadcasting, and media agreements such as streaming media, VOD, and related distribution contracts.
  • Also included internet and new media related agreements such as non-disclosure agreements, web site user agreements, terms of services, terms, and conditions, master service agreements, copyright, and privacy policies.
  • Counseled clients as to trademark and copyright laws relating to the formation, ownership, maintenance, and infringement of intellectual properties.
  • Acted as outside counsel for numerous small to midsize businesses with respect to general business transactions, contract formation, review and negotiation, intellectual property development and its respective licensing.
  • Provided key legal advice to both individuals and corporate clients concerning "day to day" general legal issues such as employment matters, commercial leases, governmental compliance issues, and commercial litigation matters.
  • Established positive working relationships with of-counsel, talent, and media companies worldwide.
  • Delivered prompt, accurate and excellent customer service. Examined checks for identification and endorsement.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
JURIS DOCTOR

Senior Licensed Attorney Resume

Summary : Talented and articulate Senior Licensed Attorney with over Eight years of legal experience in personal injury law, workers' compensation, domestic/family law, criminal law, general civil litigation, estate planning, landlord-tenant law, and collections/garnishments. Background in Public Relations and Non-Profit Development. Team-oriented lawyer equipped with excellent persuasion skills who communicates with both empathy and compassion while consistently exhibiting strong work ethic and the capacity to learn quickly.

Skills : Litigation, Depositions, Team Management, Notary Public, Case Management, Client Relationship

Description :

  • Handling general civil litigation in several areas with special emphasis on personal injury, family law, business litigation, estate planning, and workers' compensation.
  • Providing criminal defense for clients in municipal and circuit courts, including misdemeanor and felony trial proceedings.
  • Responsible for all stages of trial preparation, including but not limited to pre-trial motions and preparation of jury instructions.
  • First chair trial experience on a number of domestic and landlord-tenant matters, as well as second chair experience in more than five civil litigation trials and a felony criminal child abuse trial.
  • Independently typing, formatting and editing various pleadings, discovery, motions, briefs, settlement demand packages, mediation statements, settlement agreements, and correspondence.
  • Responsible for office administration and management, including but not limited to hiring and firing support staff and coordinating office advertising and technology.
  • Drafting estate planning documents, including wills, powers of attorney and living trusts.
  • Drafting wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and other estate planning documents.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Masters of Business Administration

Litigation Attorney Resume

Summary : Results-oriented Government Affairs, Public Policy, and Community Relations Attorney with extensive experience in a large telecommunications company. Passionate about community development and growth that contributes to and benefits the communities in which we live engage non-profit groups in support of company initiatives, and creates relationships that integrate corporate and community goals to develop a stronger and more compassionate environment. A leader committed to collaborating with others to accomplish corporate goals while being inclusive of individuals, groups, and diversity. Speak and write fluent French.

Skills : Jury Trial, Disability Services, Special Education, MIsdemeanor Litigation, Felony Litigation, Hearings, Crime Policy Research, Policy Development

Description :

  • Managed extensive litigation caseload involving criminal and financial issues with attention to the accuracy of facts obtained through investigation and outside sources, development of timelines and working within mandated court and internal compliance dates.
  • Coordinated with internal investigators and outside law enforcement agencies to obtain information or evidence to be used in hearings.
  • Performed independent analysis of documentation and information provided in response to legal requests for information.
  • Interacted with investigative staff and management personnel in determining the approach to be taken in certain litigated cases.
  • Supervised the work product of employees ensuring the accuracy of the written product and legal analysis of documents to ensure compliance with the law and internal policy before documents were filed.
  • Negotiated and drafted settlement agreements to resolve litigated cases.
  • Developed procedures to facilitate efficiency in completing related tasks.
  • Partnered with other functions within and outside of the organization to ensure positive working relationships and effective communication with all employees.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Juris Doctor